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The Blue Nile Restaurant

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Upstairs from The Blues Bar on Montepellier Parade, Harrogate HG1 2TJ, England
+44 7791 228256
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

We used to drink here 20 years ago and walking into the downstairs bar it has not changed at all, band playing, good atmosphere etc. Went upstairs and there's another bar with a snug dining area. The currrent chef has only been there for a few months, and when we saw the amazing looking food other diners were getting (which... More 

Thank cjmunro
Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

We visited early on just for drinks; so I am not sure about the food. Great place to go for live music shows which I think were scheduled every day on a board above the bar. It was busy bustling and noisy.

Thank Skibum63
York, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Popped in for a couple of drinks and felt it was somewhere I would love to go back to. Good music and also good value drink prices.

Thank Alexis H
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2015

I had only recently heard about this restaurant and was really looking forward to trying something different from the chains. The menu sounded good and the place certainly was nicely decorated if a little chilly and quiet for a Friday night. The owner / chef seemed to serving and cooking single-handed so he wasn't around much but he was pleasant... More 

Thank Ruth W
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

We should have trusted our first instincts when arriving at this cold, mostly empty place at 8pm on a Friday night. It took 15 minutes before we saw the owner/waiter/chef? The starter of spice,oil and chilli flakes was served with toasted supermarket white sliced bread. Pretty ghastly! Is this what they serve in Egypt? My friend's falafel were nothing special,... More 

Thank LucyYoller
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

We have been before and previously enjoyed the blue nile, but this time we felt the price had increased substantially and the quality of food gone down hill. We arrived on a Saturday night at 7 30 and the place was empty, it's not easy to find and not well sign posted but it right above the blues bar. The... More 

Thank Nicola262
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015 via mobile

Egyptian cuisine in small restaurant hidden away above the blues bar (literally; carry on up the stairs past the toilets). Nice, relatively unusual food - very good slow cooked lamb and vine leaves. Seemingly only one member of staff, so service was a little slow - to the extent we didn't stay for dessert. However, if not in a rush... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

Can't believe it's taken us so long to find this hidden Gem. We love quirky places with lots of character. Having been to Egypt myself a few times, it brought back happy memories. Such a shame so few people know about it, as it's upstairs above the Blues Bar. Our favourite starter was mixed feta, olives, garlic etc.. think it... More 

Thank FABFabiola
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015

I've never wanted to write a review on something before but this place is Amazing. The service is really great and the food is so tasty it is hard to choose a dish because everything looks good. Me and my Husband were the only people in there but it made it even more special. The portion sizes are really big,... More 

1 Thank Lisa-anne R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2015 via mobile

This lovely little restaurant is tucked upstairs (and quite seperate from) the Blues Bar, just a few steps down the hill from Betty's. It's a smashing place with a small fresh menu serving delicious falafel, dips, stuffed vine leaves etc. It's a great choice for vegetarians but there are a number of appetising meat dishes too. Service is very friendly,and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Upstairs from The Blues Bar on Montepellier Parade, Harrogate HG1 2TJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Harrogate
  • Phone Number: +44 7791 228256

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?